We partner with Gourmet Gorilla to serve fresh and healthy options for breakfast, lunch, and snack (for students participating in after school activities) every day. Because we are a Community Eligibility Provider, all Chicago Collegiate Students receive their meals free of charge
*Here is a link for a summer meal finder tool from USDA: https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
*Here is a link to Summer Meal Finder for Illinois: http://summerfeedingillinois.org/
*Families can also call 800-359-2163 or text FOODIL to 877877 to find a summer feeding location.
Chicago Collegiate Charter School has a Wellness Policy in place for our students, families, and staff. The most recent assessment of our Wellness Policy was last done in the Wellness Committee meeting on May 19, 2021 (see here for High School and here for Middle School). Our school's Wellness Committee meets quarterly. If you have any questions about the policy or are interested in learning more about the committee, please contact us at email@example.com or 773-536-9098.
One element of our Wellness Policy is that students may not bring unhealthy snacks into school to share with their classmates, e.g. cupcakes on birthdays. We encourage all families to consider non-food options for celebrations, such as a small favor. If students would still like to bring food, they should be healthy options such as popcorn, baked chips, or fruit cups. Check out some guidance from the USDA on Smart Snacks for ideas! We appreciate everyone doing their part to keep our students healthy.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.